Attendance policy
Dear Parents,

I would like to advise you of the important information regarding funding received from the state.

As of July 1, 1998, school districts no longer receive funding from the State of California for pupils who are absent from school for any reason. This includes all absences, even those related to illness, medical or doctor appointments, or for the purpose of attending funeral services of a member of the immediate family.

In other words, schools will receive state funding only for students who actually attend school. If for any reason you find it necessary to keep your child out of school for reasons other than illness, we encourage that you send your child to school for at least part of the day so that your child will not be counted as absent, and also will not miss out on important school assignments. Absences due to traveling will be marked as an unexcused absence for your child.

Studies show that there is a direct correlation between good school attendance and student achievement; therefore, we encourage you as parents to reinforce the importance of good attendance and make every effort to send your child to school on a regular basis.

Even though your child/ children need to be in school we hope you will give the staff your cooperation by observing the following recommendations to help keep our classrooms free from communicable disease:
Again, we encourage your continued support to promote good school attendance and student achievement.

Mercedes Lovie